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1Installation of the METIS graph partitioning software within COIN.
2
3METIS is software for Serial Graph Partitioning and Fill-reducing
4Matrix Ordering
5
6Please visit the home page:
7
8http://glaros.dtc.umn.edu/gkhome/metis/metis/overview
9
10Information about conditions w.r.t. distribution can be found at
11
12http://glaros.dtc.umn.edu/gkhome/metis/metis/faq?q=metis/metis/faq#distribute
13
14(I sent an email to the Metis developer, asking for clarification of
15the Metis license.  You find the reply at the end of this file.)
16
17**********************************************************************
18Note: It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that you are entitled to
19      download and use this third party package.
20**********************************************************************
21
22If you are working under Unix/Linux-like system and you have `wget'
23installed, you can downloaded the required source code for METIS
24by executing the included script `get.METIS' in this directory.
25
26If you don't have wget available, follow those instructions:
27
28Go to the METIS Download website
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30http://glaros.dtc.umn.edu/gkhome/fsroot/sw/metis/OLD
31
32and download the metis-4.0.3.tar.gz file.
33
34Unpack it in this directory:
35
36gunzip metis-4.0.3.tar.gz
37tar xf metis-4.0.3.tar
38
39Rename the extracted directory:
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41mv metis-4.0.3 metis-4.0
42
43Delete the tarball unless you want to keep it:
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45rm metis-4.0.3.tar
46
47==========================================================================
48
49Email exchange regarding Metis license:
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53Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 21:52:10 -0500
54From: George Karypis <karypis@cs.umn.edu>
55To: 'Andreas Waechter' <andreasw@watson.ibm.com>
56Subject: RE: Metis license conditions
57
58Andreas,
59
60Metis can be used for non-commercial projects without any restrictions.
61For commercial-use, the essential restriction is for the vendors not to
62be reselling Metis.
63
64regards,
65
66george
67
68-----Original Message-----
69From: Andreas Waechter [mailto:andreasw@watson.ibm.com]
70Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 9:53 AM
71To: metis@cs.umn.edu
72Subject: Metis license conditions
73
74Hello,
75
76I'm maintaining an open-source project for nonlinear optimization (Ipopt
77at COIN-OR, see http://www.coin-or.org/Ipopt).  This project requires a
78linear solver, and I set up Makefiles for users who only have to download
79the sources (such as for MUMPS and MA57).  I recently added such a
80Makefile for Metis, since it improves the performance of the linear
81solvers (and therefore of Ipopt).
82
83Of course, I do not distribute the sources for any third-party code, but I
84tell users how they can download the code and where they can learn more
85about the license conditions.  For Metis, I only found the last answer in
86the FAQs.
87
88My colleague Anshul Gupta tells me that the license conditions for Metis
89are somewhat in flux.  However, could you please let me know what I can
90tell users regarding the Metis license?  I would add your answer (possibly
91verbatim) to the INSTALL.Metis file in
92
93https://projects.coin-or.org/BuildTools/browser/ThirdParty/Metis/trunk/INSTALL.Metis
94
95Thank you very much in advance!
96
97Best regards,
98
99Andreas
100
101Andreas Waechter
102Department of Mathematical Sciences
103IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
104P.O. Box 218 (Rt. 134)
105Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
106USA
107
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